Key dates for Horsham District Council - Local Plan

Published: 20 December 2023

Local Plan - Key Dates

As you will be aware, Horsham District Council is continuing to progress its local plan review.

We have set out some key dates below for your information:

1 December 2023:
Local Plan and Agendas become public - the draft Regulation 19 Local Plan text will be published as part of the Cabinet and Council agendas. You will be able to access the papers below:

Local Plan and Agendas

11 December 2023:
Cabinet and Council meetings – The Local Plan will be considered by the Cabinet, and then, if recommended by Cabinet to Council will be considered by all Members at the Council meeting on the same evening. You will be able to watch the Council meeting via link below:


19 January 2024 to 1 March 2024:
Regulation 19
Representation Period - If agreed by Council on 11 December 2023, the Local Plan will be published for a formal six week period of Representation between these dates. As we will be entering the formal plan preparation period, we are unable to offer flexibility in the timing of the receipt of representations. However, we wanted to give you as much advance notice of the formal period of representations as possible to enable your Parish and Neighbourhood Councils time to make the necessary arrangements so that if your Council wishes to respond, those responses can be prepared and submitted during the representation period.

If agreed for publication, Parishes will be formally notified of the commencement of the Local Plan Representation period in due course. We are however aware that many Parishes may wish to start considering the content of the draft Local Plan prior to the commencement of any agreed consultation. You will be able to do this by using the Cabinet Agenda documentation from the beginning of December using the website link above.


More information and links available on Horsham District Newsletter.